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Charity

There is no better way to experience love and
compassion than by helping those in need,
a call Knights answer every day.

Unity

Knights banded together can accomplish more
than any of us could accomplish individually
in support of our Church and priests.

Fraternity

Knights socialize together and take care of each other –
we have each others’ back.

Patriotism

Members of the Knights of Columbus are proud
of our devotion to God and country,
and believe in standing up for both.

Meeting Minutes 2019-4-2

Categories: Meeting Minutes,News & Announcements

MINUTES OF GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
KOFC COUNCIL 8157

April 2, 2019

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The meeting called to order at: 7:30 PM by Grand Knight Tom Greco.

The Grand Knight opened the meeting with an “Our Father” and the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Roll Call of Officers: P = present, EX= excused, A = absent

  • Grand Knight: Tom Greco: P
  • Dep Grand Knight: Jeff Miller: EX
  • Chancellor: Jorge Ruiz: P
  • Financial Secretary: Peter Perta: P 
  • Treasurer: James Smith: P
  • Recorder: Jim Russell: P
  • Advocate: Russell Gully: P
  • Chaplain: Fr. Lee: EX
  • Warden: Doug Maddox: P
  • Inside Guard: Tony Gonzalez: P
  • Outside Guard: Jeff Traub: EX
  • Trustee (1) Jim Richardson: P
  • Trustee (2) Mike Fitzgerald: P
  • Trustee (3) Dan Murphy: P

  • The Opening Ode was led by the Grand Knight.
  • Minutes of the previous meeting were: Corrected Family of the Month to Toni Jacob, otherwise approved as published.
  • Introduction of new members:  None.

Grand Knight’s Report: (Tom Greco)

  • No report.

Treasurer’s Report: (James Smith)

  • No report.

Financial Secretary’s Report: (Peter Perta)

  • All required reports have been submitted

Trustees Report:

  • No report.
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Committee Reports:

Community Activities: (Dan Murphy)

  • Two activities are scheduled: 
    • St. Joseph’s Residence cookout on May 11
    • Emergency Responders lunch (we lend equipment) on May 23rd

Knight Hands: (Allen Reitmeier)

  • Completed the second roll-a-round set of bookshelves for the church library, the third rack to be completed this month. 
  • Repaired dining room chairs for parishioner. 
  • Thanked the Knights who spent two days repairing and painting another parishioner’s house.

Youth Activities Report: (Mike Moloughney)

  • Youth group is preparing for their mission trip to Tennessee.

Pro Life Committee Report: (Mike Moloughney)

  • The Bishop’s Pro-Life dinner is scheduled for April 13th
  • We have a protest at Planned Parenthood on West Virginia that same day. 
  • The movie “Unplanned” is having an impact as it has been criticized by several pro-abortion groups .

Council Activities: (TBD)

  • No report.

First Degree Team: (Tom Greco)

  • There will not be a First-Degree next week.  The one candidate that was considering joining has had second thoughts

Membership Committee Report: (Jorge Ruiz for Keith Archer)

  • Recruitment Fair has been postponed.  Possible dates are during the summer months when there is limited or no Sunday activities to draw people to the gym. 
  • It was suggested that an announcement be made at the Spanish Mass to encourage Hispanic men to join

Retention Committee Report: (Wendell Jean Pierre)

  • Wendell read a poem he dedicated to the memory of our departed brother Andy Goza, titled “For Andy“.

Awareness & Safe Environment Report: (Jorge Ruiz)

  • The funeral services arrangements for our departed brother Andy Goza were announced.
  • Pallbearers and readers volunteers were assigned roles.
  • Safe Environment: No updates.

Church Activities: (James Smith)

  • No report.

Concessions Committee: (James Smith)

  • Baseball continues this Saturday

Health Committee Report: (Lou Lemons)

Family Activities: (GK Tom Greco for Jeff Miller)

  • Knight of the Month for March is Eric Conner. 
  • Family of the Month for March is Mike and Susan Fitzgerald .
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SK Eric Conner working at a fish fry in March 2019.
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Mike Fitzgerald receives the Family of the Month award for the month of April 2019.

Old Business:

  1. James Smith: Council support of Vacation Bible School.  James Smith said check had just been written

New Business:

  1. Jorge Ruiz: We need more members involved in our committees.  Some brothers are trying to handle too many duties. Please volunteer.
    • Michael Denoy volunteered to help with Church Activities
    • Wendell Jean Pierre volunteered to help with Disaster Preparedness.

Field Agent Report: (Jon Fincher)

  • No report.

District Deputy Report: (TBD)

  • No Report.

Report of the 4th Degree: (Jim Russell)

  • The Color Corps attended the Council Corporate communion last Saturday
  • Color Corp will attend Thursday night Visitation & Rosary and Funeral Services Friday for our departed brother Andy Goza.

The GK called for the Good of the Order. 

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Meeting Adjourned at: 8:36 PM

Jim Russell,
Recording Secretary